SMB, Ginebra to break 1-1 finals tie at "Big Dome"

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--San Miguel and Ginebra will once again face off in Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night.

Both the Beermen and the Barangay will break a 1-1 deadlock in their 7 p.m. tip-off at "The Big Dome", which will host majority of the finals games including Games 3, 4, and 5.

SMB got a good head start by blowing Ginebra out, 109-82, in the opener on Friday night in Pasay.

The Barangay came close to make a full revenge on the Beermen on Game 2 in Lucena on Sunday night, opening a 24-point halftime lead, but the Beermen fought back and even were seconds away from stealing the win before the Barangay survived the thriller in overtime, 124-118.

"It's the best case scenario that the series is tied up 1-1. It's gonna be a tough turnaround, though, going into Wednesday. It's gonna be a tough finals series for both teams," said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.

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